There seems to be a lot of negative myths out in the world about CBD and what it does and what it doesn’t do. Can it really be good for our health? What even is it?
In a recent Wellness Webinar, Regan gives us more insight into the benefits of CBD and what it can do for our health.
In years past, anything that deals with hemp or marijuana has been demonized, but it is a plant that has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years.
The Chinese have used it as well as the Egyptians. This is not a new plant, but the reputation of the plant has changed. When most people think of anything related with cannabis, their minds jump to people smoking a joint rather than all of the medicinal benefits that come from CBD.
Disease Care Model
The current healthcare system that is in place is more of a disease treating system rather than promoting health and taking preventative measures to achieve the best health possible.
According to the CDC, 76% of the visits to the doctor end in a prescription. Prescriptions act more as a bandaid, but don’t necessarily solve the problem at hand. In some cases, prescriptions can lead to more issues and complications.
Right now, we have more people dying from opioids than car accidents. CBD can be a solution to the opioid crisis and start a preventative medicine revolution.
What Is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound in Cannabis that has medical effects but does not make people feel “stoned” and actually counters some of the effects of THC.
CBD has anti-inflammatory, anti-pain, anti-anxiety, and anti-spasm properties. Scientific and clinical studies indicate that CBD could be effective in easing symptoms in rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, alcoholism, PTSD, epilepsy, antibiotic-resistant infections, and neurological disorders.
Some of the conditions that can be relieved with CBD are:
CBD can be a safer alternative than the prescriptions that are prescribed to treat chronic pain. CBD has the potential to treat systemic pain, Rheumatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, muscle spasms, and joint pain.
The University of Colorado looked at brain conditions to see if there was a common thread between chronic anxiety, chronic depression, PTSD, and addictive disorders. Their hypothesis was that the commonality between them all would be inflammation.
The hypothesis was correct and all of the people they studied had inflammation in the brain. CBD can calm the inflammation in the brain. CBD can’t cure the inflammation but it is a great option if you are looking for a non-habit forming drug.
Benefits of CBD
CBD can act as a nootropic. It can increase cognitive ability and help improve your ability to learn, your ability to memorize and it can relax you so that you can take in new information. CBD also can help with blood pressure.
Studies show that with one single dose of CBD will lower your blood pressure. CBD can also help with different fears–specifically public speaking. Studies show that CBD significantly reduces subjective anxiety during and after public speaking.
Optimal Forms & Dosage
A good rule to keep in mind with the dosage for CBD is 1mg to 6mg of CBD per 10 pounds of body weight. For your daytime initial dose, take the minimum possible dose.
Your evening initial dose is higher than your daytime dose and your pre-bed dose is a much higher dose to induce sleep. Quickest way to get CBD into your system is through a vaporizer. Capsules are a bit slower and a tincture will be active in about 15 minutes.
Charlotte’s Web is the CBD oil that East West carries in all of their clinics. It is one of the premier CBD oil companies in the United States and has a very robust set of researchers all involved in the development of their products.
Watch the full webinar below to learn more about CBD and its benefits.
Give us a call today to find out how CBD can help you.